The “International Congress on Extremism and Takfiri Movements in View of Muslim Scholars” wrapped up by issuing the closing statement.
As this is the consensus view of Muslim world scholars to address the US, and its allies, and their hired terrorists called Unislamic State, or US, let’s take a look at the details of this extremely important message going viral at this crucial time.
It starts by this verse from the holy Quran.
“O you who have attained to faith! Surrender yourselves wholly unto God, and follow not Satan's footsteps, for, verily, he is your open foe (2:208 Al-Baqara).”
Takfiri and extremist movements and their actions, have thereby distorted Islam's face, divided Muslims, deviated the attention on the main issues in the Muslim world, and strengthened the enemy, continuity of domination, plundering of wealth and resources of Muslim countries and Muslims. And they have considered blood, property and land of the Muslims and innocent legitimately their own; with total violence and cruelty, they sacrifice them for their own deviant ideas and atrocities.
In such circumstances, with the belief in the universality of Islam as a universal, eternal and civilization-creating mission, the duty of the great scholars of religion requires the disclosure of the nature of the movement and explanation of their deviations, and also the introduction of pure Islamic teachings and doctrines to the world and playing their due role in dealing with the innovations and their devastating consequences, as Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) puts… when deviants arise the scholars should enlighten people otherwise God will punish them.
Let’s read six of the resolutions of the congress, in which hundreds of scholars and thinkers from over 80 countries participated to disclose and condemn the extremist and Takfiri movements. Here’s the excerpt.
1. Islam is a religion of peace, brotherhood, goodness and kindness, as The Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) declared the aim of his prophetic mission to be the completion of moralities, the secret to the spread of Islam and tendency to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as Holy Quran says, is compassion and kindness: So by mercy from Allah, [O Muhammad], you were lenient with them. And if you had been rude [in speech] and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you. (3:159 Al-i-Imran)
Therefore all the Muslims especially Ulema and elite should resort to the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and his household, and the religious scholars should face not only the Muslims but also the followers of other religions peacefully and kindly and confront every violence from any religion.
2. In confrontation with the opposite thoughts, the holy religion of Islam has recommended us to the triple principles of wisdom, good advice and argument. So any offence towards the sanctities of other religions is forbidden and all Muslims should be aware of it and behave the followers of other religions with tolerance up until they have not committed anything wrong against Islam and Muslims.
3. According to the Islamic teachings, every Muslim who recites Shahada (or declaration of faith) should be welcomed and his blood, wealth and dignity are respected and we cannot expel the person who has declared his Islamic faith out of Islam.
4. As infidelity is just denial of God, Prophet, the other world and god’s revelations, the act of Takfir ( knowing the other Muslims as infidels) done by some deviant persons under smallest excuses is condemned.
And it is Ulema’s duty to confront these persons as they create division in Islamic Ummah.
5. The spread of Takfir in the Islamic
world is a sedition which has been hated by most of Muslims during the history. So following the Prophet’s recommendation, all Muslims should confront Takfir as it endangers the interests and sanctities of Islamic Ummah.
6. As the blood, wealth and dignity of any person who performs prayer (i.e. Ahlul Qibla) are respected, violating and killing any Muslim is an unforgivable sin and deserve God’s wrath.
So, brother and sister, it’s our mission now to spread the words of our scholars, both Sunni and Shia, and tell the hired terrorists of Unislamic State and their ringleader, the US, to stop all the bloodshed and transgression against Muslims. You may visit English.sahartv.ir for a summary of this to be used on facebook, twitter, etc. We need to defend true Islam and tell the globe, Unislamic State is Satanic, not Islamic, and the terrorists will, according to Islam, go to hell, not heaven.